Wali unleashes wicked weather across the islandsUPDATED 5:38 PM HST Jul 20, 2014Video Transcript
Young. It was a rough night for thousands on Oahu, as storms slammed the Windward side of the island. KITV4's Paul Drewes shows us some of the worst problems from this latest round of rain. Its our top story tonight. 21-26 108-112 132-137 Streaks and flashes of lightning filled the sky and many inside their homes got an impressive night show. But those caught in the downpours and thunderstorms were not happy campers. 25:40-25:51 "As the night went on the rain came down harder, then the rain then lightning, things got out of control around 1-1:30 this morning" Marc was with this group at Kahana Bay, where the deluge derailed a weekend of camping along the windward coast. 26:02 "it was just crazy with the wind, so we evacuated this area and went up the road to Kaaawa and stayed in our cars" Others stayed by their cars because some sections off Kamehameha highway became impassable. 2:42 - shot of runoff As the rivers and streams rose above flood stage, that excessive runoff ran over the road. 3:03 nat of stream 16:16 shot of trees and debris The rushing water not only carried down debris, mud and rocks onto the main road. It also swamped this home along the highway. 24:10 daniel oseguera - punaluu resident "the water went up to here and this got all full of mud" 23:50 "its literally chaos in here, the carpet was brown, now its black" Flooding also overflowed his septic system. A problem that also occurred on a much larger scale on the windward side. standup@29:48 According to the city, when nearby Kawa Stream overflowed the nearby Kaneohe Wastewater Pump Station and some of that runoff went into nearby streams. 7:30 pan down from road to fish Finally, after the heavy rains let up and the sun came out, Kamehameha Highway reopened. Drivers were no longer stuck, but some of the waterlife, washed down in the heavy rain, remained stranded. Paul Drewes KITV 4 news.